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The .357 Magnum: History & Performance

Created by Smith & Wesson during the Great Depression, in the past eight decades, the .357 Mag. cartridge has seen no shortage in popularity nor the amount of models chambered for it.

The .204 Ruger: History & Performance

Created as a collaboration by Hornady and Ruger to deliver a light recoiling and flat shooting rifle cartridge for varmint hunters, the .204 Ruger has a relatively short history but plenty of performance as explored by Dave Campbell.

The .38 Smith & Wesson: History And Performance

Introduced in 1877, the .38 Smith & Wesson proved to be a popular revolver cartridge at the end of the 19th century, and was extensively used by the British well into the 20th century.  

The Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum: History And Performance

First released in 2003, The Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum is one of the most powerful cartridges developed for a revolver built on the company's X-frame.

7.62 NATO And .308 Win.: History & Performance

Developed after the end of World War II off of the .30-'06 Sprg. cartridge, the 7.62x51 mm NATO and .308 Win. have and continue to dominate the centerfire rifle cartridge markets. 

The .405 Winchester: History and Performance

Now largely a forgotten footnote in cartridge development, the .405 Winchester was once the most powerful rimmed cartridge capable of use in a lever-action rifle and was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt.

The .416 Rigby: History and Performance

Designed from the ground up by William Rigby of the British firm John Rigby & Co., the .416 Rigby matched the power of the .404 Jeffery while also being compatible with bolt-action feed systems.

The .22 Hornet: History & Performance

Originally designed at the end of the 19th century during the blackpowder era, the .22 Hornet has evolved and lives on today, along with cartridges inspired by it, in an evolutionary history explored here.

The .454 Casull: History and Performance

Based off the .45 Colt with twice the velocity, for the past six decades the .454 Casull cartridge has gained popularity for its power and has grown into a plentiful chambering option for magnum revolver enthusiasts. 

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

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